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What Happened In 1982?

The News In 1982:

  • Ronald Reagan was president of the US
  • The space shuttle Columbia completed its first operational flight
  • Actor John Belushi was found dead of a drug overdose in a West Hollywood hotel
  • Automobile manufacturer John Delorean was arrested and charged with possession of 59 pounds of cocaine
  • The first artificial heart was implanted in American Barney Clark
  • The Cable News Network, or CNN, was launched
  • 750,000 people rallied against nuclear weapons in New York City's Central Park
  • Time Magazine's Man of the Year was for the first time given to a non-human, a computer
  • The first computer virus, written by Rich Skrenta, escaped into the wild
  • Kirsten Dunst and Elisha Cuthbert were born
  • St. Louis Cardinals won the World Series
  • San Francisco 49ers won Superbowl XVI
  • New York Islanders won the Stanley Cup
  • E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial was the top grossing film
  • Ozzy Osbourne bit the head off of a live bat thrown at him during a performance, later hospitalized with rabies
  • "I Love Rock 'N Roll" by Joan Jett & The Blackhearts spent the most time at the top of the US charts
  • Cheers, Family Ties, Silver Spoons, and Fame premiered

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Presenting "A Day In Life" my series of texts from my journals that I kept between the ages of 14 and 17. I'll be adding new entries every now and then to share all my thoughts, ideas,events, experiences, memories, ideas I had during the eighties. It is for my continued amusement that I read and reread my old journals, even when there isn't much content, I still gain occasional insight how I'm still in the process of changing to maturity. Most of the names have been changed to protect the people I recently found on Facebook. A few are just partial entries, my bleeping and blinding exclamations have been removed and some entries have been modified to give way to my now correct spelling and grammar. Yet the mix of excitement, melodrama and pleasant memories from the eighties are still much felt :)I hope, as you read my old journal with me, you enjoy the same sentiments.